ePassport solutions: for seamless electronic passport migrations


​​​El​​ectronic Passport components and solutions for government printing works

​End-to-end ePassport solution

Gemalto offers a complete end-to-end ePassport solution

From issuance and personalization of highly secure travel documents such as biometric passports to enrolment and strong border control security solutions, Gemalto can offer the whole product or supply any part of the chain. We deliver fully compliant, highly secure, tailor-made solutions in your hand, when you want it, safe, secure and trusted. 

Components and solutions

Gemalto also offers a wide range of components and solutions for National Printers  that are issuing machine readable passports, electronic​​ passports​ or the latest generation of biometric passports.

Our core offer is Gemalto eTravel, our ICAO compliant secure embedded software, which offers the highest level of performance and interoperability in the market. 

Our Premium Inlay and Premium eCover are our ultra-thin and flexible inlays and electronic covers for easy integration in booklet manufacturing process along with the support from our experts and technical consultants for optimal results.

For security conscious printers, we offer polycarbonate datapages, for the highest level of security and the use of innovative security features combining optical and visual features. 

We offer the innovation of secure Color picture in polycarbonate with no compromise on security and durability.

​Gemalto ePassport components sustain the real-world stress of stringent day​-to-day use and thus have a long lifetime up to 10 years in the field. This is ensured by rigorous durability requirements surpassing ICAO and ISO standards​.​

Committed to crafting exceptional passports​

ePassport programs 

Gemalto contributes to over 30 national ePassport programs to date. 

This achievement reflects the continued growth of identity markets and leadership of the company's    ePassport solutions from complete solutions or specific key components. 

Gemalto's passport references includes in p​​articular:

High security for passport and why paper still matters in 2018

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​​How to design a secure passport in 2018? 

At Gemalto, we believe in taking a comprehensive approach to security. We offer extensive experience and support, enabling our customers to meet their expectations for distinctive documents that are as secure as they are attractive.

Collaboration with customers lies ​at the heart of our process and we have developed a comprehensive approach of passport security design that we believe can lead to superior results.​

We also believe it's key that​ authorities do not overlook the continuing importance of a security-conscious approach to the paper elements of a passport and we keep on investing in developing high security printing solutions​ for our cl​ients.

It's part of the Holistic Design philosophy that Gemalto has been implementing for several years to create state-of-the-art IDs and passports with customer's satisfaction in mind.

​What is the future of ePassport?


The ICAO is currently working on the Logical Data Structure version 2 or LDS2, the next evolution of the ePassport standards.

LDS2 is still in its early stages as of 2016 and much work has still to be done by the ICAO NTWG Logical Data Structure 2 (LDS2) Sub-Group before it is applied.

More o​n LDS2 

Digital travel credentials

Ready to replace everything with a smart phone?

Smart virtual credentials are an important step that will certainly impact Machine Readable Passports in the future. We believe virtual passports can expand rapidly as a companion form of ID to physical passport.

We explore the ​​early stages of cloud passports in this page​.

ePassport best practices and trends (2017-2020)

Gemalto’s experience is a key asset for the success of your project and we believe Gemalto's mission is also to contribute to informing our partners and the wider industry, sharing best practices and presenting expert analysis.​
That's why we are glad to share this overview of our customers' best practices and trends in electronic passports​ in our web dossier.

Why paper still matters

We focus our September 2017 web dossier on security printing​ and why paper still matters. After all, paper pages still make up the bulk of the document. We believe carefull attention must be paid to paper elements when designing a passport.

We'll be happy to talk with you about your e-passport migration project.​


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